Purdue University Northwest is hosting its annual entrepreneurial pitch competition, The PNW Big Sell, on April 28th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, at the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on the Westville campus.
To enter the competition, entrepreneurs must submit a two minute video at www.pnw.edu/thepnwbigsell by April 2, 2018. The top 12 submissions will be invited to pitch their business idea to the community and judges at the April 28th event. This year, prize money for first place has increased 50% to $7,500, a second place pitch will garner $3,500, and $2,000 will be awarded to the third place pitch. Judging for the live pitch competition, will be three successful Entrepreneurs, Kathy Gibson, Founder of APLnextEd, John Guidos, Founder of Turbo Appeal and Robert E. Johnson, III, founder of CIMCOR.
“We’re honored to have NIPSCO to help us increase our prize packages for this exciting pitch competition and are looking forward to seeing the submissions and business ideas” says Hunter Hardesty, a member of the Social Entrepreneurship class at PNW who helps produce the competition and will judge the two minute submissions. Entrepreneurship Professor AJ Moran from the College of Business and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Mont Handley from College of Technology’s Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC) Co-Chair the Purdue University Northwest start-up pitch competition that was created in 2011.